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the beach on long island... >> go, go, go! >> reporter: ...steve iorio scrambled to save the property he manages. >> reporter: how is it going, no water right now? >> no, no, no, we've been managing it all night. just trying to stay ahead of it. >> reporter: but in the low- lying community of long beach, new york, irene arrived at the worst possible time, high tide. that lead to several feet of flooding in some areas, though the waters quickly receded after irene moved past. >> another hour we would have been-- this whole street would have been totally filled with water. probably two feet plus in every house. >> reporter: irene indirectly hampered long beach hire fighters who had get past boarded up windows to put out a house fire. and earlier firefighters were called to remove debris from a rooftop, the hazard to the crowds below. >> there is a lot of people, even though there is a mandatory evacuation, they are still mulling about here. it's a spectacle to them a danger to us. >> reporter: the fire chief urged people to stay off the beach and today a reminder of why. >> we have another
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